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Comp VCA-65
Comp VCA-65
Comp VCA-65 by Arturia is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Win 8.1+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
1GB free hard disk space
VST 2.4 (64-bit), VST 3 (64-bit), AAX (64-bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (64-bit), NKS* (64-bit DAWs only).
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When it was released, the original DBX 165A was a compressor unlike any other. Rather than the more traditional vacuum tube, it used a solid-state VCA to create its compression effect, and cutting-edge RMS dynamics detection. It also sounded great, which is the important thing.

These days, it's getting harder and harder to find working originals, but their legendary sound-shaping power is still highly sought-after. Now, thanks to Arturia's advanced TAE modelling, you can enjoy using this fabled compressor in your DAW, on as many channels as you want, and with advanced features only possible through software.

Unlike the more common DBX 160, the 165A sported several unique features that made it a "must have" for studios looking for tight, punchy percussive sounds. Known as the "Over Easy" compressor, its auto attack-decay detection made great compression simple, its harsh peakstop limiter added a touch of vintage filth when things really hit hard, and its unique compression sound gives even extreme settings a natural feel.

If you're looking for an easy-to-use compressor with character, you'll love Comp VCA-65.

Main Features:

  • Virtual recreation of famed classic VCA compressor.
  • Original electronic path accurately modeled, including VCA and transistors, using Arturia's state-of-the-art TAE analog modeling.
  • Original fast attack & release parameters with Auto mode.
  • Original Peakstop limiter.
  • Original variable ratio form 1:1 to 1:oo.
  • Additional Arturia's creative side-chain features:
  • External side-chain source to trigger the compressor to an external source.
  • Playful manual pad to manually trigger the compression.
  • 7 creative detection mode, including M/S processing.
  • Time warp function with look ahead or delay added to your side-chain path.
  • Advanced Side-chain EQ.
  • Compression range parameter to limit the amount of gain reduction applied, with 0dB position for FET-76 with no compression/distorsion only sound.
  • Monitor Side-chain signal directly.
  • Dry/wet Mix knob for parallel compression.
  • Switchable Analog VU meter with 3 calibrations mode (-18dBFs, -12dBS, -8 dBFs).
  • Analog clipping LED indicator.
  • Comprehensive set of presets.
  • A/B comparison setting.
  • Integrated tutorials and unique dynamic preset tips.
  • Resizable window.
  • State-of-the-art TAE analog modeling.

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